Setting and Marking Assessments
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for staff who set questions, design assessment tasks and/or mark students’ answers for examinations or other assessment contexts. In particular, this workshop is for staff who are new to setting and marking exams and other summative assessments, and for those who want to review their existing practice.
We will address a range of key considerations when summatively assessing students including: devising unambiguous assessment questions of an appropriate level and type, structuring questions that discriminate between learner performances, developing and using model answers and mark schemes and avoiding marking pitfalls.
This workshop is intended to complement the Introduction to Assessing and Giving Feedback workshop. These two assessment-related workshops are meant to be complementary; attending both is not compulsory but is worthwhile if you are involved in assessing students' coursework and examination answers, and giving feedback.
A more advanced Focus on Educational Design and Assessment Management workshop is also available for staff with responsibilities for entire modules, year groups or programmes.